Unlocking ESOP Success: ASA’s 2024 Virtual Conference Reveals Strategies for Valuation Mastery

HERNDON, Va.April 29, 2024PRLog — ASA is proud to announce the return of the ASA ESOP Virtual Conference, scheduled to take place online Tuesday, June 11, 2024. This specialized event will provide invaluable insights into employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and their impact on the appraisal profession and related fields.

The conference will offer up to 5 hours of Continuing Education (CE) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit, ensuring attendees receive expert knowledge while advancing their professional development.

Event Sessions:

  • An Introduction to the Key Aspects of a Feasibility Study, Kim Blaugher, Executive Director | Beyster Institute, Scott Leach, Director | BDO Capital Advisors, LLC, and Jade Palermo, Senior Manager | Empire Valuation Consultants
  • Valuation of Transaction-Related Items (Warrants, SARs, Earnouts/Clawbacks) Michael McGinley, Managing Director | Prairie Capital Advisors, Perry Walter, ASA, CFA, Director of ESOP Transactions | SCJ Fiduciary Services, and Peter Jones, Partner | Tucker Ellis
  • Reviewing Reports and Data Visualization, Laura Pfeiffenberger, ASA, Senior Vice President, ESOP Client Advisor | Spinnaker Trust (moderator), Adrian Loud, ASA, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, Managing Director | Censeo Advisors, and Seth Webber, ASA, CFA, CEPA, Principal | Berry Dunn
  • The ESOP Association’s Proposal for Department of Labor Regulation Definition of Adequate Consideration, Jeffrey Tarbell, ASA, CFA, Director | Houlihan Lokey (moderator), Steve Nelson, ASA, Managing Director | Chartwell, Lars Golumbic, Principal, Litigation Co-Chair | Groom Law Group, and Andrew Salek-Raham, Principal | Groom Law Group

Event Sponsors: Empire Valuation Consultants

“Our aim with the 2024 ASA ESOP Virtual Conference is to equip participants with actionable insights, fostering ESOP expertise that drives business success.” said planning co-chair Jade Palermo.

Ivy Wan-Beltejar, ASA, planning co-chair, echoed these thoughts adding, “This conference stands as a beacon for professionals seeking to navigate ESOP complexities. We’re proud to facilitate discussions that shape industry standards and practices.”

For more information or to register for the 2024 ASA ESOP Conference, visit ASA online at https://bit.ly/3Uyq73N or call (800) 272-8258.


ASA is a world-renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession. As the oldest and only major appraisal organization that represents all appraisal specialists, ASA is dedicated to providing the highest possible standards in all areas of ethics, professionalism, education, and designation criteria. For more information about ASA, the ASA designation program for appraisers, or their free Find an Appraiser Referral System, visit www.appraisers.org or call (800) 272-8258.

Dress for Success Tampa Bay Announces Naomi Hattaway as Interim Executive Director

 Dress for Success Tampa Bay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering local women to achieve economic independence, is pleased to announce the appointment of Naomi Hattaway as its new Interim Director. Hattaway was selected for the leadership role following a comprehensive national search conducted with the assistance of a third-party recruiting agency.

Laurell Jones, Dress for Success Tampa Bay Board President, said, “I’m so excited about welcoming Naomi to our Dress for Success Tampa Bay family. She is extremely qualified, and I have the highest confidence in her ability to build upon the legacy of compassionate service to our clients. Naomi is a great fit and addition who will align with our values of empathy and respect for all.”

Hattaway said, “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to support Dress for Success Tampa Bay. The Dress for Success mission has a special place in my heart, from my own young adult life as a single mother without a college degree, several decades ago. Although Dress for Success wasn’t available to me in Nebraska, I did have access to crucial career coaching and job skills training that was imperative to my own life and journey. It is an honor and privilege to step alongside the Dress for Success Tampa Bay team.”

In the wake of the loss of long-time Executive Director Katie McGill, the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Tampa Bay has implemented a comprehensive two-step strategy to facilitate a smooth transition to new leadership while paying tribute to McGill’s outstanding legacy. Serving as the Interim Executive Director, Hattaway will assume leadership responsibilities and ensure a seamless transfer to the permanent Executive Director. Her first day was Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Hattaway brings a wealth of experience in facilitating executive leadership transitions with impactful nonprofit organizations. As an accomplished leader with a proven track record in community engagement and nonprofit management, she is well-poised to guide the organization through this interim period.

Moving forward, the Board of Directors also is overseeing a deliberate and intentional search to identify a permanent Executive Director, who will continue to uphold the nonprofit’s mission of service.

Since its inception in 1998, Dress for Success Tampa Bay has worked locally to empower women and help them achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, a network of support, career search assistance, job skills training, and other development tools.

Dress for Success Tampa Bay relies on grants, donations, and fundraising events to continue offering programs and services locally. All donations are tax-deductible. Find more information about upcoming events and programs at https://tampabay.dressforsuccess.org/ or on social media @dressforsuccesstampabay.

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Nancy Ho will appear on�Talking About Success with Jack Canfield on Success TV

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Jack Canfield welcomes Nancy Ho as an in-studio guest on his debut talk show, Talking About Success. The episode is airing now on Success TV.

In this episode, join Nancy Ho, The Clarity Messenger, as she unveils the secrets to an effortless and purposeful life. Hear about her journey and how she guides clients to unleash their natural talents. Discover the keys to overcoming common roadblocks and achieving transformative mindset shifts. Nancy shares her wisdom on living authentically, free from past struggles, and imparts a powerful message: life is not meant to be a struggle. Tune in for a life-changing conversation with Nancy Ho.

Catch the episode on Success TV on Roku now. For more information about Nancy Ho please go to nancyho.coach.

About Success TV: Jack Canfields Success Channel
Brought to you by The Canfield Training Group, and Jack Canfield, founder of the billion-dollar The Chicken Soup for the Soul brand and author of The Success Principles, is a multi-platform media channel designed to entertain, educate and inspire audiences to create a fulfilling life. No matter who you are, Jacks teachings will help you achieve your goals and make your dreams come true. Success TV debuted in February 2020, with its initial launch on Roku with three uniquely inspiring shows direct from Americas Number 1 Success Coach.

For more information, please visit www.jackcanfield.com.


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Texas-Sized Success: Acquire Conquers the Lone Star State at an Unforgettable Business Conference

 Selected as top-performing leaders, Acquire’s finest professionals joined forces with like-minded individuals from diverse businesses across the United States for a transformative National Leadership Development Conference. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Texas, this unique opportunity allowed the Acquire team to forge valuable connections with industry frontrunners and gain insights from the most accomplished business operators nationwide.

“The resources were abundant and the information I learned was applicable to my current position, as well as I continue to grow in my career. I appreciate that Acquire shows its commitment to investing in the career and development of its team and the leaders of the company.” – Logan. Waite, Junior Director

The primary objective of the conference was to redefine Acquire’s vision, bolster their campaign strategies, and cultivate better business practices while identifying growth opportunities in emerging fields. Spanning three action-packed days, the conference was packed with enlightening breakout sessions, each meticulously tailored to address specific topics. These breakout sessions covered a range of subjects, including team culture development, sales training, leadership enhancement, and revenue models.

“The Dallas conference showed me how lucky we are to have the valuable resources we do in our offices. Seeing all of the individuals successful in their own right who come from all different backgrounds proves that anyone can conquer this business.” – Addyson Koterba, Corporate Trainer

As Acquire’s operations and leaders experience rapid growth, the anticipation for the coming months is nothing short of exhilarating. With the final quarter of 2023 on the horizon, Acquire is determined to leave a lasting impact on their clients and the vibrant Raleigh community. Building upon the momentum gained from the recent conference, the aim is to carry this forward, empowering the Acquire team with a clear vision that extends beyond the present and into the promising near future.

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Unlocking Success: Allen Woo’s Transformational Journey as a People Developer Revolutionizes Company Culture

Allen Woo transforms company culture, unlocking success & innovation by focusing on people development, emotional intelligence, and leadership.

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In a world where organizational cultures often become stagnant or regress, Allen Woo stands out as a transformative figure, navigating the path toward a groundbreaking shift in company culture. With an unyielding belief in the power of people and their infinite potential, Woos journey is not only inspiring but also provides a robust model for others to emulate.

Unlocking Potential Through People Development

Woos belief that everyone is a leader in their own right has been the driving force behind his revolutionary approach to people development. By crafting a culture that embraces each individuals unique capabilities, he has managed to unlock latent potential within his team, fostering a dynamic and innovative working environment.

The Journey Towards Transformation

Woos journey began with a simple, yet profound realization that people are the true assets of any organization. His approach is founded on the principle that when individuals are nurtured and empowered, they not only contribute more effectively to organizational success but also evolve into better versions of themselves.

This philosophy is embodied through multiple strategic initiatives, focusing on personal development, leadership skills and emotional intelligence. All of these have been systematically integrated into the organizational framework.

A Culture of Continuous Learning and Innovation

The fostering of a continuous learning culture has been paramount in Woos strategy. Programs that promote knowledge enhancement, skill acquisition, and the cultivation of innovative thinking have been implemented. These platforms offer employees not just the tools to excel in their current roles but also create avenues for future leadership opportunities.

This strategy has successfully transformed the traditional hierarchical structure into a dynamic, collaborative, and innovation-driven environment. Employees are encouraged to share ideas, challenge existing norms, and work together towards collective goals. This has not only boosted morale and engagement but also propelled the organization toward unprecedented growth and success.

Building Emotional Intelligence and Resilience

Equally crucial in Woos people development strategy has been the emphasis on emotional intelligence and resilience. With a keen understanding that the corporate world often poses challenging and stressful scenarios, he has instituted programs aimed at enhancing emotional intelligence among team members.

Through workshops, coaching sessions, and training modules, employees are guided in managing emotions, navigating through challenges, and developing robust interpersonal skills. These initiatives have fortified the team with the mental and emotional strength to navigate through both professional and personal adversities.

Nurturing Future Leaders

Woos vision extends beyond immediate outcomes. He has conceptualized and embedded a comprehensive leadership development program within the organization. This initiative is meticulously designed to identify, nurture, and elevate future leaders from within the team, ensuring sustainability and continuity in organizational success.

Participants are provided with platforms to enhance their strategic thinking, decision-making, and management skills, preparing them for leadership roles within the organization. Consequently, this has established a robust pipeline of skilled and ready leaders, ensuring that the company is perpetually propelled toward a future of success and innovation.

Impacting Lives Beyond the Workspace

The impact of Woos people-centric approach transcends beyond professional realms. Individuals emerging from this empowering culture have not only become better professionals but have also been enabled to lead enriched personal lives. The skills, confidence, and emotional fortitude that are fostered within the organizational context have invariably spilled over, positively influencing various other aspects of their lives.

About Allen Woo

Allen Woo is a self-taught expert in business and personnel management. Originally from Canada, he has spent much of his adult life honing his innate motivation and personal growth skills. Woo dedicates his time to helping businesses and individuals improve daily interactions, constantly exploring new methods to motivate and enhance teams.